As open enrollment closes, health care protections for Georgia families remain at risk from Perdue’s reckless attacks
ATLANTA — The threat to Georgians’ health care is more present than ever as Senator David Perdue remains determined to strip protections for people with pre-existing conditions and rip coverage away from millions.
Perdue and his fellow Washington Republicans’ reckless health care agenda includes multiple votes to gut protections and kick millions off health care while raising costs and worsening coverage. And that’s in addition to Perdue’s recent vote to uphold new rules that could let big insurance companies flood states like Georgia with junk health care plans without protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
But now, Perdue is trying to do through the courts what he couldn’t pass through Congress. Perdue “of course” supports a federal lawsuit to completely dismantle the health care law and its critical protections for Georgians with preexisting conditions — a lawsuit sparked by a provision the GOP slipped into their corporate tax giveaway that passed two years ago this week.
A recent NPR report on the lawsuit breaks down what’s at stake for Georgia families:
“Senator David Perdue’s reckless crusade to gut health care protections for people with pre-existing conditions and rip away coverage would do enormous damage to Georgia families that rely on the health care law and its critical protections,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Senator Perdue and his Republican allies’ dangerous lawsuit is a threat to the coverage of millions — and would plunge the entire health care system into chaos.”
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